Barcelona winger Lamine Yamal has become Spain’s youngest international and goalscorer aged 16 years and 57 days.

Yamal came off the bench in the 44th minute against Georgia, breaking the record of club team-mate Gavi, who was 17 years and 62 days when he made his debut against Italy in 2021.

Gavi had previously broken Angel Zubieta’s record (17 years, 284 days), which had stood for nearly 85 years.

Yamal, who had replaced injured Marco Asensio, later scored Spain’s final goal in a 7-1 win with a tidy finish from inside the box.

👏🏻 ¡¡𝗘𝗡𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗨𝗘𝗡𝗔, Lamine Yamal!!

Con 16 años y 57 días, el extremo internacional del @FCBarcelona se convierte en el jugador más joven 𝗱𝗲 𝗹𝗮 𝗵𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮 en debutar con la @SEFutbol.

📅 ¡Una fecha para recordar!


🇬🇪 🆚 🇪🇸 0-4 …

— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SEFutbol) September 8, 2023

Yamal, who in August became Barcelona’s youngest debutant in an official match, received his first senior call-up for Spain when manager Luis de la Fuente named his squad for this week’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Georgia and Cyprus.

He has become an important part of Barca’s forward line in the early stages of the season and was named man of the match in last month’s 4-3 comeback win at Villarreal in La Liga.

Yamal, who has a Moroccan father, was born and raised in Spain.

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